Since the time of Galileo, Saturn's rings have remained an unexplained mystery. A new idea may have finally solved the longstanding puzzle.
The outer planets' clouds hide the weirdness within.
The Schumann resonances are the background hum of the entire planet. But they don't affect humans in any way.
In the night sky for March of 2022, only stars and the Moon, not planets, will greet you. The real show, however, arrives just before dawn.
It could cut the time needed to reach Mars in half.
The James Webb Space Telescope viewed Neptune, our Solar System's final planet, for the first time. Here's what we saw, and what it means.
Saturn's Iapetus, discovered way back in 1671, has three bizarre features that science still can't fully explain.
Get ready for the most peculiar road trip that will help you understand the vastness and emptiness of the solar system — and Sweden.
We've only seen Uranus up close once: from Voyager 2, back in 1986. The next time we do it, its features will look entirely different.
The universe's largest seismometer reveals clues about the Gas Giant's interior.
Following the advent of human space flight, NASA began naming missions after children of Zeus.
Scientists do not know what is causing the overabundance of the gas.
There's a limit to how large planets can be, and it's only about double the radius of Jupiter. At least, so far.
All across the Universe, planets come in a wide variety of sizes, masses, compositions, and temperatures. And most have rain and snow.
If there are human-sized creatures walking around on other planets, would we be able to view them directly?
In our Solar System, even the two brightest planets frequently align in our skies. But only rarely is it spectacularly visible from Earth.
Back in 1990, we hadn't discovered a single planet outside of our Solar System. Here are 10 facts that would've surprised every astronomer.
Some microbes can withstand Earth's most inhospitable corners, hinting that life may be able to survive similarly extreme conditions on other worlds.
Do you think you know the Solar System? Here's a fact about each planet that might surprise you when you see it!
The story of how Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune were made isn't a universal one. Some gas giants were built different.
The answer may lie in the particular way sand forms on Titan.
The giant impact theory suggests our Moon was formed from proto-Earth getting a Mars-sized strike. An exoplanet system shows it's plausible.